Celtic identify Odsonne Edouard replacement amid Arsenal interest

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Celtic are putting plans in place for starting the new season without Odsonne Edouard.

The 22-year-old has been a revelation for the Scottish champions in the summer of 2017.

Since then, the French forward has scored 60 goals in 126 appearances, alerting some of Europe's biggest clubs to his ability.

Arsenal are one of the clubs who are rumoured to be interested in a move, with an approach increasingly likely as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's future hangs in the balance.

But instead of resting on their laurels, Celtic are putting plans in place for a replacement.

According to The Telegraph, the Bhoys will consider a move for Israel striker Shon Weissman this summer.

Weissman has been prolific for Austrian side Wolfsberfer AC adrer scoring 29 goals in 30 appearances so far this term. 

It's the 24-year-old's first season in Austria since arriving from Maccabi Haifa, but if reports are to be believed then he could be preparing for pastures new once more.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Odsonne Edouard is likely to be in high demand this summer.

That means that it makes perfect sense for Celtic to be preparing a possible list of replacements for the 22-year-old.

While keeping hold of the French striker will obviously be the preference, cashing in for a tidy profit could be a shrewd move - providing that a suitable, cost-effective replacement can be found.

Shon Weissman has a decent reputation on the continent and could well do a good job if stepping into the Scottish game, that said, he's likely to be one of several potential targets.

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